Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science
 

Journal of Case Reports in Medical Science, ISSN No. : 2456-9143, Vol.: 3, Issue.: 2

Case Report

A RARE CAUSE OF NEONATAL JAUNDICE AND WEIGHT LOSS

 

KUNLE SAMSON OYEDOKUN1* AND D. ANAND METHUKU1

1Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, Ormskirk and District General Hospital, Wigan Road Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2AZ, United Kingdom.

Abstracts

Background: Weight loss and jaundice in early neonatal period are common reasons for referral of new-born to paediatricians. The cause most of the time is related to inadequate fluid and calorie intake. Rare causes should be sought for in the presence of unusual clinical picture or when there is no response to initial usual management.

Case Presentation: We report a case of a new-born with classic galactosaemia who presented in unusual manner with only weight loss and jaundice without feeding problems. The final diagnosis of galactosaemia was unclear initially and only became evident following exclusion of more common differentials.

Results: Rapid recovery of early symptoms following commencement of appropriate treatment.

Conclusion: Future advancement of galactosaemia management could help to avoid long term complications which current management does not prevent.

Keywords :

Jaundice; weight loss; galactosaemia; paediatrics.